December 9 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, October 20, 2013
The reopening of the Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum was marked with a special ceremony at Norwich Castle.
The band of the 3rd Battalion, Royal Anglian Regiment took part in formal celebrations on Saturday evening at the historic landmark.
The Royal Anglians are the modern descendants of the Royal Norfolk Regiment which was raised in 1685 and served all around the world.
The Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum includes army uniforms, personal letters and diaries that reflect the lives of Norfolk soldiers. The new, permanent displays at Norwich Castle Museum follow a £150,000 project, and visitors can now take a digital journey through the regiment’s 350-year history. The project was possible thanks to a number of different grants.
The new museum includes some of the regiment’s gallantry and service medals along with details about the men who won them, including Major David Jamieson who was awarded the Victoria Cross for commanding his troops as they came under enemy fire in a battle following the D-Day landings.